Play screened on Bulleh Shah to mark annual Urs

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa on Monday screened a play ‘Bullah’ to pay tribute to sufi poet Bulleh Shah presented by Ajoka theater.

The play was performed at Lok Virsa media center in connection with the celebrations of annual Urs of the great sufi poet Bulleh Shah.

The play is written by Shahid Nadeem and directed by Madeeha Gauhar. It portrayed life and way in which he handle the complicated and complex situations of life with his great wisdom and idealogy.

The film was also be screened live on Lok Virsa’s official website.

Bulleh Shah poetry highlighted his mystical spiritual voyage through the four stages of Sufism: Shariat (Path), Tariqat (Observance), Haqiqat (Truth) and Marfat (Union).

The simplicity with which Bulleh Shah has been able to address the complex fundamental issues of life and humanity is a large part of his appeal.

Many people have put his kafis to music, from humble street-singers to renowned Sufi singers like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pathanay Khan, Abida Parveen, the Waddali Brothers and Sain Zahoor, from the synthesised technoqawwali remixes of UK-based Asian artists to the Pakistani rock band Junoon.